– Controlled atmosphere packaging for protection against moisture and oxygen
– In focus at CPhI India 2014: Clariant dessicant canisters and packe
– Broad portfolio backed by strong support for the pharmaceutical industry

Mumbai, 09, Dec 2014:Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was at CPhI India 2014 to demonstrate how its commitment to collaborating closely with customers in the pharmaceutical industry can deliver effective and efficient innovations.

Clariant showcased packaging solutions to support the pharmaceutical industry in maintaining drug stability and extending shelf life through its polymer and desiccant packaging solutions.

Clariant Healthcare Packaging has been present in India for over a decade. Clariant’s leadership extends to its range of active pharmaceutical packaging with all the major generic companies on its customer list.

Clariant Healthcare Packaging designs and manufactures controlled atmosphere packaging that helps to protect healthcare products from humidity and oxygen. Its broad portfolio includes industry-leading desiccant canisters and packets; tubes and desiccant stoppers; IDCTM Integrated Desiccant Closure; EQ-Pak® humidity regulators; Tubairless® semi-solid dispenser; and PharmaKeep® oxygen scavengers.

In the spotlight at CPhI India 2014: Clariant desiccant canisters and packets.

Desiccant canisters from Clariant are the most widely used canisters in the pharmaceutical industry, primarily due to their ability to be inserted at high rates of speed on high velocity packaging lines. The systems used to ensure quality of the desiccant canisters by electronic vision inspection thus ensuring relevant specification parameters are being met for each canister.

Clariant was represented by BL Medical Specialties, BL Medical Masterbatches, and BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties at CPhI India. This was a great opportunity to gain the pulse of the market. We presented innovative, sustainable and trend-based products to support the changing needs of the pharmaceutical market, ” said Mr. Ketan Premani, Head Of Healthcare Sales India, Healthcare Packaging – BL Medical Specialties, Clariant in India.

As the pharmaceutical industry is increasingly looking to India to manufacture and source high-quality, cost-effective products, the show is an important venue for Clariant businesses focused on healthcare to meet with customers and stakeholders. The show produced significant contacts and leads and was a way for Clariant commercial and technical experts to meet with existing and potential clients, ” said Mr. Mark Florez, Product Manager, BL Medical Specialties, Clariant Corp USA.

Also, Clariant manufactures a wide range of desiccant packets in strip and single form. Unlike other desiccant packets that are marketed to be used on specific insertion machines, Continu-strip® packets from Clariant are versatile and can be used with any packet insertion equipment on the market with minimal modifications.

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2013 the company employed a total workforce of 18,099. In the financial year 2013, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.076 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.


Clariant in India, headquartered in Mumbai, operates in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings, including businesses like Pigments (Coatings, Printing and Plastics and Special Applications), Additives, Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Mining Services and Masterbatches, thus delivering solutions for the industry and the society. The 1000-plus employee strength generated sales of INR 13 billion (in 2013). In 2014, Clariant invested in a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center in Mumbai, with an aim to co-create tailormade solutions with customers for the industry.

Clariant is committed to Responsible Care ® and several external sustainability initiatives such as the Global Product Strategy and the United Nations Global Compact. Clariant is one of the top European chemical companies being part of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.


Clariant Healthcare Packaging is dedicated to enhancing and protecting healthcare products by providing a full portfolio of controlled atmosphere packaging solutions that protect products from degradation and help maintain stability and integrity throughout shelf life. With a global production network and innovative product development, its products include desiccants, oxygen scavengers, active container-closure systems and multilayer packaging


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